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Hmmm Difference between Sport Q2 and Ducati Corse

So I understand the Sport Q2 has 150bhp and the Ducati Corse is 170bhp, but is this achieved only through the map or are there other mechanical differences?

I would love a DC but funds just don't permit, and if the Sport Q2 would respond well to a remap and other light mods to bring it's power up I'd be keen to go down that route

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The look of the DC is fantastic, really sets the shape of the 147 off well.

Mechanically they are the same car, suspension, engine etc. The extra 20bhp is purely from a remap. Same turbo, same gearbox etc.
The GT Q2 I had was the same as the Cloverleaf 170bhp GTs, other than a map.

There is a "sport" button down by the handbrake, changes the throttle response.

Either is a cracking car to be fair. And the DC is coming in at reasonable money currently, if you can find one!
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Awesome, that is encouraging and exactly what I wanted to hear!
I'd love the DC but I can't find one for less than 9k, and I've seen a couple of Sport Q2s for about 6k which I would be able to afford. The rest of the DC is cosmetic which I could achieve if I ever felt the need.

Wow, I'm excited!
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Don't like the colour of the wheels against the body, but decent enough:\\2007 ALFA ROMEO 147 1.9 JTDm 16V Sport Q2

Seems a better buy:

2008 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDM 16V SPORT Q2 5DR

Hmmmm.....red.....:

2008 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDM 16V SPORT Q2 5DR

Of course you can stretch to a DC:

2008 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDM 16V DUCATI CORSE Q2 5DR
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Yeah they look good, but with a few more miles than I'd like. I found this 2007 Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDM 16V SPORT Q2 3DR FULL SERVICE HISTORY

And it's not far away, I live near Peterborough.
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I wouldn't worry too much about mileage..my 2008 147 Q2 is coming up on 120k miles..all seems well..
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Leigh SMS motring are not too far from me. They have a patchy reputation, my friend bought a stilo from them and it was a bit shabby. I could go and have a look at it on monday and feedback if you're interested???
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Leigh SMS motring are not too far from me. They have a patchy reputation, my friend bought a stilo from them and it was a bit shabby. I could go and have a look at it on monday and feedback if you're interested???
That would be very appreciated! I'll have funds in place in a couple of weeks but it would be great to have an idea so as I know what to expect and whether to look elsewhere. I did notice it was from a non specialist seller :/

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I wouldn't worry too much about mileage..my 2008 147 Q2 is coming up on 120k miles..all seems well..
Excellent, if it's been used a lot it must be a good one I suppose, search priorities changed to above average miles
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The Ducati Corse 147 has a different clutch at least.
I had a DC clutch fitted to my remapped GT (there's only one clutch kit for all GTs regardless of power output, which surprised me).
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you say:
"The Ducati Corse 147 has a different clutch at least.
I had a DC clutch fitted to my remapped GT (there's only one clutch kit for all GTs regardless of power output, which surprised me)."

I also have a GT which is 150/305 2005 so A6.000 but I chipped it to 190/400 and my clutch slips (I think it is old anyway).

How did your remapped GT drive with a DC clutch? Did it being a DC clutch (i.e. reinforced right?) help and you couldn't get it to slip even though the car was chipped?

Which DC clutch did you buy and where? Did you get Valeo 828065?


As a side note: it also surprises me that all GTs get the same clutch kit i.e. valeo 828063 - even the 170bhp. Ducati is the same drive train, power and torque but gets a clutch 828065 (I am assuming this) so I am guessing that the Ducati did indeed get a different uprated clutch from factory (even in comparison to GT170 and identical power/torque/engine/gearbox) ?
I am trying to find online a brochure for Ducati Corse but I can't. I suppose that in a brochure somewhere, either in the body/text or in the listing of add ons in Ducati edition, Alfa must have mentioned if the clutch is different in this car in comparison to all other standard versions of the 147 (I mean that if they done so then they would put in the brochure something like: '-sport clutch' or '-uprated clutch' or would explain this in the text right?).

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